One person is in critical condition, two others were hospitalized and seven police officers were taken to the hospital after peaceful protests erupted into violence in uptown Charlotte Wednesday.

An organized protest began at Marshall Park at 7 p.m., with hundreds of people gathered peacefully with chants of “No justice, no peace” and “black lives matter.” The protests were in response to the police shooting and killing of 43-year-old Keith Scott in northeast Charlotte Tuesday.

By 8 p.m., protesters made their way to CMPD headquarters, where a large group removed an American flag from the front of the building. Just minutes earlier, a CMPD source confirmed to NBC Charlotte that a witness’ photo from the shooting scene showed what investigators are calling the gun Scott had in his possession at the time of his shooting.

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